Archive | March, 2012

8 Things to Know About Zombies [Event]

29 Mar

We’re not joking around here.  Zombies are real.   Seriously.  Don’t believe me? Then don’t take my word for it, hear what Prof. Jeff Mantz has to say about it over at NPR.

If you’re still curious about zombies, then don’t miss our event with the man (or zombie double agent?) himself.

The University Honors Program is proud to host Prof. Jeff Mantz(George Mason University), anthropologist and renowned zombie expert for the free-and-open-to-the-public lecture

The Politics of Leftovers in the Time of the Zombie Apocalypse:
anxiety, abjection, and our (d)evolution into a posthuman technological singularity

Thursday, April 5th, 4pm-6pm
Funger Rm. 103 (2201 G Street, NW)

RSVP and more information on Facebook

Bring your friends and their delicious, delicious brains.  Prof. Mantz will draw from literary, cinematic, and historical coverage of zombies to prepare you for the coming zombie apocalypse … unless of course, it’s already here.

Seniors: Graduation Form Deadline is Coming Up! [Deadlines]

28 Mar

You know that all these blog posts remind you are way better than a billion emails.  Show us you appreciate it by filling out your grad form today.

For those of you graduating this spring, we need your Graduation Form by Friday, April 13th.

The Graduation Form is an online form that should take you about 5 minutes to complete.

We need you to fill this out to make sure you get counted as a UHP graduate!

This form is NOT the same as the Special Honors Verification Form, and it’s not the same as any graduation form for your school or department.

Pizza, Bagels, and Advising, Oh My!

27 Mar

That’s right, three of your favorite things, all in one week!

Not only are these coming two weeks walk-in advising hours at the UHP, but now you’re invited to these hold removal parties!

Drop by the UHP townhouse, get your hold removed if you’re CCAS (and general advising if you’re not), and eat some free food.

Along with Catherine and Liz, you can get some peer advising from SPA! Drink from the fountains of wisdom and experience we call SPA.

Hold removal parties will be held in the Club Room at the UHP on these dates:

  • Wednesday, April 4, 10am-12pm (bagels)
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2:30pm-4:30pm (pizza)
  • Thursday, April 5, 11:30am – 1:30pm (pizza)
  • Friday, April 6, 3pm-5pm (pizza)

And no, you can’t just show up to eat pizza or bagels.  You have to actually have some advising concerns.  So, get concerned.

Last Chance to Hike!

27 Mar

We had to reschedule the hike after the weather threatened to electrocute everybody.  It was pretty shocking.

The good news is that we’re set to go this weekend (Saturday, the 31st)!  If you were signed up before, you MUST CONFIRM with us by the end of the day if you still plan to come.  If you’re down for the count and missing out, let us know so we can let people on off the waitlist.

Today’s the day, to let us know. So email us at right now.

Seniors: Hand in Your Special Honors Verification [Deadlines]

27 Mar

It’s really hard to keep these messages creative week after week, so help a guy out and hand in your special honors verification form.  If you’re not sure if you need to, here’s how to find out:

  1. Are you a senior?
  2. Are you graduating in December?
  3. Are you pursuing Special Honors in your degree in lieu of taking HONR 4198?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, congrats! You need to submit a  Special Honors Verification Form (PDF) to the UHP by 5pm on Friday, April 13th.

The form requires a signature from your school’s advisor (not Catherine or Liz), so it’s better to do this sooner rather than later.